AHC Developing Universal Equine Microchip Look-Up Tool

The universal microchip look-up tool would provide a single source where the public and various organizations and emergency response teams could find a horse’s identity or the registry with which the animal’s microchip number is associated.
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The universal microchip look-up tool would provide a single source where the general public and various organizations and emergency response teams could find a horse’s identity or the registry with which the animal’s microchip number is associated. | Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse

The American Horse Council (AHC) is hoping to develop a universal equine microchip look-up tool.

A universal microchip look-up tool would provide a single source where the general public and various organizations and emergency response teams could find a horse’s identity or the registry with which the animal’s microchip number is associated.

“Technology and public opinion have finally aligned to allow microchipping to become an efficient aid when identifying horses,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “Microchips are a safe and effective form of identity for sale, competition, or emergency response. We hope that by simplifying the method with which the public can verify a horse’s identity, we can incentivize the country to look into microchipping their horses

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The American Horse Council was organized in 1969 to represent the horse industry in Washington before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies. It is a nonprofit corporation that represents all segments of the equine industry.

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